Downloadable film education resources

Interactive guide for ages 9 and up

Making Movies Make Sense on iPad

Making Movies Make Sense is an engaging, interactive introduction to film language and filmmaking for ages 9 to adult.

This 148-page multitouch book is made for Apple Books, with dozens of video clips, stills, interactive pictures, audio clips and pop-up tips and questions. It includes practical activities and links to downloads. For iPad, Mac and iPhone.

“Beautifully put together and illustrated with great examples throughout – highly recommended.”
Dr John Potter, UCL Knowledge Lab

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Video clips to edit

Editshots iMovie

Editshots is a movie sequence (55 clips) for you to edit on iPad, iPhone, Mac or PC.

It’s a great hands-on way to learn about film language before you start making your own movies. You can edit the clips using standard editing software such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro or Premiere.

The package also includes a step-by-step PDF guide.

“Media language in all its elements comes to life…Suddenly [students] can see how a shot filmed from a different angle with a different soundtrack makes all the difference.”
Deborah Snow, Point of View

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Filmmaking ebook (coming soon)

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Start Making Movies

My new visual introduction to filmmaking will be out soon. This ebook takes you step-by-step through the filmmaking process, from choosing equipment to planning, shooting and editing your first short movie or video.

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Free filmmaking templates

All of these are in PDF format.

Blank storyboard lafstoryboard Logging sheet Documentary script template

Download free templates

This free printable storyboard, shot list, logging sheet and documentary script will help you plan your films.

Tom Barrance

Tom Barrance I teach all kinds of people to make films. I provide training for businesses, arts organisations, nonprofits and education. I’ve worked on film education projects with Apple Education, the British Film Institute, Film Education, Film: 21st Century Literacy and many more. My publications include Making Movies Make Sense and Editshots